Librarian/Media Specialist, Temple Beth Am Day School, Miami FL
posted March 18, 2014 3:09 PM
Instruct library skills classes ranging from reading time with early childhood students; to collaboratively planned learning, research and critical thinking experiences for elementary students; to providing professional development for faculty in 21st century library skills.
Acquire, develop and recommend skill-level appropriate materials that meet the instructional needs of teachers to support the day school curriculum.
Provide access to information, learning, teaching and research related to the Judaic collections.
Create and maintain in the school library a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, flexible and conducive to learning.
Act as an active, accessible and informed library leader accessible to students, staff, parents and library users.
Share expertise at faculty meetings, parent meetings and school board meetings.
Model and implement effective use of technology in the library, including, but not limited to, ebooks, mobile devices, apps, databases, and a card catalog.
Maintain frequent and timely communication to the Beth Am community via a library blog/website, social media, newsletter, video/audio streaming and on-demand video/audio podcasts.
Select, acquire, and organize books and other media for the library for maximum and effective use.
Oversee and manage the library budget.
Bachelor's degree or higher degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or bachelor's degree or higher degree with thirty (30) semester hours in educational media or library science to include credit in (a) Management of library media programs; (b) Collection development; (c) Library media resources; (d) Reference sources and services; (e) Organization of collections; and (f) Design and production of educational media
Preferred (but not required) 3-5 years experience teaching adults and children
Preferred (but not required) 3-5 years experience in working with students and educational staff
Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
Salary: $50,000-$60,000 plus paid sick, personal, and bereavement days. Health insurance & pension plan options are available.